markka

noun

mark·​ka ˈmär-ˌkä How to pronounce markka (audio)
plural markkaa ˈmär-ˌkä How to pronounce markka (audio) also markkas ˈmär-ˌkäz How to pronounce markka (audio)
: the basic monetary unit of Finland from 1860 to 2002

Word History

Etymology

Finnish, from Swedish mark, a unit of value; akin to Old Norse mǫrk mark

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of markka was in 1894

Dictionary Entries Near markka

Cite this Entry

“Markka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/markka. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

markka

noun
mark·​ka ˈmär-ˌkä How to pronounce markka (audio)
1
: the former basic unit of money of Finland
2
: a coin representing one markka
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